Get Involved

West Coast Labrador Retriever Volunteer Opportunities 

We have many ways you can be involved with our rescue and help in our quest to save dogs. Hopefully, you’ll find volunteer opportunities that interest you from the list below.

Home Interviews

A home interview is the best way for the rescue to ensure that we place the right dog with the perfect family. We want to meet everyone living in the home, look at the yard, and meet the other family pets. Our volunteers explain the adoption process during this meeting.
Remember –  We’re All About the Dogs™


All WCLRR dogs live in a foster care environment before becoming available for adoption. While the dog is in foster care, we evaluate and help the dog transition from where it came from to be a beloved family member. Living in a foster home is sometimes the first time a dog will understand what it’s like to be loved and cared for. It’s why these dogs must receive the same attention as a beloved member of the family during their time in your care. You will help us assess and evaluate their energy level, personality, and how they are with other pets. If you are interested in becoming a WCLRR foster family, please fill out our Foster Home Application.

Shelter Monitoring

Our volunteers help monitor shelter websites in the SoCal area, “Pet Harbor,” Facebook, or Craigslist several times a day for Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers. Southern California is a big area – WCLRR needs help watching it.

Annual Animal Shelter Statistics in the USA

Dogs Entering Shelters

Euthanized Dogs

Adopted Dogs From Shelters